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BackgroundPoint of Sale (POS) threats are often associated with the retail industry because of the large number of high-profile retailers who have suffered significant losses (2014 became known as the ‘year of the mega breach’). In 2015, high profile losses also hit the hospitality industry, with several large chains disclosing breaches. According to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report,… Read more

Tags: malware, pos, retail

In the US, we can sometimes be a little oblivious to what is going on in the rest of the world. Big news in the European Union (EU) right now is a referendum taking place on 6/23/16 to decide whether Britain will remain part of the EU. From all the discussions leading up to this vote, a shorthand way of referring… Read more

Tags: infosec, infosec europe

AlienVault helped fund the 2016 SANS Incident Response Survey. We find that it's helpful to understand how companies are handling incident response and which metrics they are using to measure their success.Incident Response (IR) teams are designed to detect, investigate and, when necessary, perform remediation in the event of a security incident. This report explores the results of the… Read more

Tags: incident response, sans

Years ago the Network Operations Center (NOC) was well known, but few had heard of a Security Operations Center (SOC). This is no longer the case. I recently chatted with Joe Schreiber, Director of Solutions Architecture at AlienVault, on this topic and captured his thoughts in the following blog. Automation Nation is June 20-22 in Orlando Florida. If you will… Read more

Tags: mssp, soc, security operations center, noc

The volume of data available to and collected by the public and private sectors has exponentially grown in each subsequent year. Industry has reacted to the rapid proliferation of information being generated and shared across verticals and with customers. Data has become such an essential component to many companies that a new strategic role of Chief Data Officer (CDO) has… Read more


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